Flashcards in Fiction Test Deck (29):
A series of events.
A type of irony in which the opposite of what a reader expects to happen does happen.
Irony of Situation
The central character who undergoes a change.
A sentence (or two) statement of meaning.
The time and place of a story.
The work which a reader is analyzing.
A person, place, or thing which has a meaning beyond its literal meaning.
The "all-knowing" point of view.
Omniscient Point of View
The cumulative techniques of a writer - sentence length, use of symbols, word choice, etc.
A point of view using only action, dialogue, and description - "the camcorder is rolling." Hemingway notoriously used this type.
Objective Point of View
The use of "I" to tell a story.
1st Person Point of View
The person, cultural values, etc. which the protagonist fights against.
A character for whom we know possibly two or three characteristics. This type of character does not undergo a change.
Flat or Static Character
Synonym for "protagonist."
Material commenting on the primary source.
A point of view told in third person yet from a single perspective. Flannery O'Connor used this point of view to enhance irony.
Limited Omniscient Point of View
An irony which is a close cousin to sarcasm - Mrs. May's "iron hand."
A type of irony which focuses on the contrast between the way a character sees himself/herself and the way other characters or the reader sees him/her.
"Hills Like White Elephants"
"A Good Man is Hard to Find"
"A Domestic Dilemma"
"The Magic Strength of Need"
J. California Cooper
"The Rocking-Horse Winner"
D. H. Lawrence
"The Tell-Tale Heart"
Edgar Allan Poe
"The Unlucky Mother of Aquilles Maldonado"
T. C. Boyle